Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Washington state senator has announced he will sponsor a resolution in his state's legislature to call upon the US Congress to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. If passed, it will be delivered to the US House of Representatives for consideration. Mark Taylor-Canfield reports from Seattle.

Democrat Eric Oemig, state senator for the 45th district from Bellevue, Washington has announced that he will introduce an impeachment resolution into the Washington State legislature during the current session. According to proponents of the resolution, once a state legislature has passed it, the resolution will be forwarded to the US House of Representatives where it becomes a priviledged item on the agenda. Oemig is one of several Democrats elected last November in a traditionally conservative community east of Seattle. He told a crowd gatherd to hear his announcement at a community center in Bellevue that the impeachment resolution will be his main priority as a newly elected state senator. 'Washington State is now on the list of a handful of states who are telling Congress to do their job. There are some serious allegations. We need to send a message to Congress to let them know that we still care about the rule of law, the constitution and right and wrong.' The New Mexico state legisature is currently considering an impeachment resolution, and efforts to introduce similar measures are under way in Vermont, Minnesota, and New Jersey.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.